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UN health agency trumpets 'plain packaging' for tobacco

GENEVA (AP) — The UN health agency says “plain packaging” on tobacco products has shown to be an effective complement to health warnings, advertising restrictions, and curbs on misleading packaging to help save lives. 175 more words

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Yellow Fever and Zika virus

On Thursday, May 18th The World Health Organization declared an emergency meeting about the Yellow Fever outbreak in Angola, where there has been 293 deaths and 2,267 suspected cases. 210 more words

United Nations Review Claims Monsanto’s Glyphosate Not Carcinogenic

‘In the ongoing battle over whether or not Monsanto’s pesticides are a cancer risk to humans, the United Nations has found that glyphosate, an ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup weed killer, is not a cancer risk to humans. 84 more words


Spanish gold medalist believes she contracted Zika in Rio

SAO PAULO (AP) — Spanish Olympic gold medalist Marina Alabau says she got Zika while training in Brazil in December, suffering painful symptoms in an experience that the wind surfer said won’t stop her from competing in the Games in August. 869 more words


Update on Zika virus

Who Owns the Zika Virus?


The World Health Organization (WHO) declared the Zika virus a global health emergency on Monday (February 1) without providing much detail on the disease. 553 more words

The Latest: WHO declares Zika virus international emergency

GENEVA (AP) — The Latest on developments regarding the Zika virus (all times local):

7:30 p.m.

The World Health Organization has announced that the explosive spread of the Zika virus in the Americas is an “extraordinary event” that merits being declared an international emergency. 302 more words